Sep 27

Constitution Check: Is Social Security unconstitutional?



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If one accepts that the Supreme Court has the final word on constitutional interpretation, the issue is settled.



Sep 26

Robert Gates pointed a prophet’s finger at all of us



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At the National Constitution Center last week, Robert Gates struck a nerve.



Sep 23

Jennings Fellow Kay Campbell Receives Award for Commentary



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The Religion Newswriters Association of America has awarded Jennings Fellow Kay Campbell its honor for Religion Commentary of the Year. Congratulations to Kay.



Sep 23

Robert Gates: “compromise” has become a dirty word



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In accepting the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center last night, former Secretary of Defense Gates said we are now in “uncharted territory when it comes to the dysfunction in our political system” and provided three reasons why.



Sep 23

The revolutionary origins of the Purple Heart



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The Purple Heart is a symbol of the sacrifices required to defend our nation and stands as a living connection to our Revolutionary forebears.



Sep 22

Liberty Medal live blog + video



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The National Constitution Center this evening awards the 2011 Liberty Medal to former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, in honor of his five decades of distinguished public service. A tireless advocate for the welfare of American troops, Gates has been called “the ultimate soldiers’ secretary.” A former CIA director, he led the Department of Defense… [Continue Reading]



Sep 22

Sec. Robert Gates in his own words



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In a special program today, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fielded questions about his years of public service and the future of the military.



Sep 22

Did Lincoln free the slaves?



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Lincoln had one problem: the United States Constitution.



Sep 21

Vermont dilemma: What happens when same-sex marriage and the First Amendment collide?



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Suddenly this summer the inn became the subject of a federal lawsuit and a vicious Internet posting campaign for its decision to deny a lesbian couple its grounds for their marriage rite.



Sep 20

Constitution Check: Is Constitution Day unconstitutional?



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There is one Supreme Court decision that deals directly with a funding condition imposed on educational institutions.